There are always great things to do in the Natural State, and AY About You has compiled some of the most exciting events in Arkansas this weekend.

 

Listen to Heather Baker’s Weekend Plans every Friday morning on 103.7 the Buzz.

 

Due to the winter weather, schedules for the below events may have changed. Be sure to check the events’ Facebook pages for updates before you go.

 

 

Thursday, February 3 – Saturday, February 12

What: Rhea Lana’s of Greater Little Rock Huge Spring & Summer Consignment Event

Where: 11201 Bass Pro Parkway (Little Rock)

When: Schedule

Beat the winter’s chill by getting the whole family stocked up on spring and summer clothes with Rhea Lana’s this weekend. Pre-sale opens on Feb. 3 (yes, it’s still happening), and doors open to the public on Feb. 5.

 

Thursday, February 3 – Sunday, February 6

What: The Play that Goes Wrong

Where: The Studio Theatre (Little Rock)

When: 7:30 pm to 9 pm

Mischief and comedy – a wonderful combination for a good evening. Join the folks at The Studio Theatre for “The Play that Goes Wrong.” This 1920s mystery takes mishap to the next level, while also breaking the fourth wall. Find your tickets to this Olivier award-winning comedy here.

 

Friday, February 4 

What: Point of View

Where: Mid-America Science Museum (Hot Springs)

When: 9 am to 5 pm

A new exhibit is opening its doors at Mid-America for the year of 2022, and as always, it’s a fun one. “Point of View” promotes the worldwide phenomenon of taking selfies with a special for patrons to take their self-portraits. Adjacent to the selfie station is an area displaying cameras and photography for a glimpse into the history and science of photography. Patrons are encouraged to post their selfies to Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #MASMSelfie.

 

Friday, February 4

What: Date Night Pottery Wheel

Where: Community Creative Center (Maumelle)

When: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Bring your spouse, partner, friend or family member for a bit of throwing. Community Creative Center will walk through all the rows of the wheel throwing process, glazing and firing. No prior experience is required, just a creative attitude. Save your spot here.

 

Friday, February 4

What: Harlem Globetrotters

Where: Simmons Bank Arena (North Little Rock)

When: 7 pm

*NOTE: This event was rescheduled to March 28. 

If you haven’t seen the Harlem Globetrotters, just go ahead and buy your tickets because this is a must-see show. Whether you’re a basketball fan or not, the Globetrotters can keep anyone entertained with their tricks, skill and comedy. Shoot your shot at some tickets here.

 

Friday, January 28 – Sunday, January 30

What: “The Nether”

Where: The Weekend Theatre (Little Rock)

When: 7:30 pm

The Nether is a virtual wonderland that provides users with total sensory immersion. Log in, choose an identity and live your fantasies. All seems well until a young detective uncovers a disturbing brand of entertainment and ventures into the darkest corners of the imagination. This play is written by Jennifer Haley and directed by Chris Klinger. Find out what lies within the Nether and get your tickets now.

 

Friday, February 4 – Sunday, February 6 

What: Eureka Springs Paranormal Weekend

Where: 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa (Eureka Springs)

When: Schedule

If you’re constantly absorbed in paranormal investigation shows, stories and books, might we suggest attending the Eureka Springs Paranormal Weekend? Located at the Crescent Hotel, the most haunted place in the state and one of the most haunted hotels in the country, attendees will take part in a guided investigation and behind-the-scenes access to areas of the hotel with high paranormal activity. Attendees will also have admission to the nightly ghost tour, ESP Mask, discount to the Basin Park Paranormal Investigation and seminars with seasoned paranormal investigators. Anything you could possibly want to learn or experience is happening at Eureka Springs Paranormal Weekend 2022. Reserve your spot for this spooky weekend here!

 

Friday, February 4 – Monday, February 7

What: The Dugan Invitational

Where: Majestic Park (Hot Springs)

When: Schedule

Head to Majestic Park for the inaugurated tournament play at the new baseball complex. Nine college baseball teams from four states will compete this weekend in the Dugan Invitational. The tournament is named in honor of Mike Dugan, the late Hot Springs baseball historian who headed the creation of Majestic Park. Find the schedule for the weekend above.

 

Saturday, February 5

What: Black History Commission Presents: African American Medicine in Arkansas

Where: Mosaic Templars Cultural Center (Little Rock)

When: 10 am to 1:30 pm

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center invites the community to the Arkansas State Archives and the Black History Commission of Arkansas’ 2022 symposium titled “African American Medicine in Arkansas.” Speakers for the symposium include Dr. Cherisse Jones-Branch of Arkansas State University, Dr. Jesse Hargrove of Philander Smith College and Dr. Joycelyn Elders, the first African American Surgeon General of the United States. Registration for this free event is closed, but it will be live-streamed on the Arkansas State Archives Facebook page. Set an alarm for 10 am because you do not want to miss out on hearing these voices. 

 

Saturday, February 5

What: Loblolly Ice Cream for Breakfast

Where: Bell Urban Farm (Conway)

When: 10:15 am to 2:15 am

Despite what your parents told you growing up, any food can be a breakfast food, especially ice cream. Weather permitting, drive out to Bell Urban Farm for breakfast ice cream flavors, melted ice cream cinnamon rolls, cereal milk shakes and Fidel & Co. coffee floats. If you’re not looking to make a drive, place pre-orders with Loblolly TODAY to pick up tomorrow for any of the special ice cream for breakfast flavors. Check here for updates and peruse those yummy flavors!

 

Saturday, February 5

What: Make Your Own Mug

Where: National Park College

When: 10 am

Make it, don’t break it. Join NPC Community & Corporate Training for a beginner class in making your very own mug from start to finish. An instructor will be with you every step, and as this is a hand-building class knowledge of the wheel is not required. Decorate, glaze and take your mug home for a hot cup of chocolate to fight off this cold. Visit here for more information.

 

Saturday, February 5

What: Sip & Swap

Where: The Hall (Little Rock)

When: 12 pm

New year new style? Bring your unwanted items to The Hall (at least one bag full) and browse through others’ close cleanouts. If you’re not ready to part with any of those printed trousers you found online during the pandemic, bring a $5 donation fee to participate. While you’re sifting and swapping, don’t forget to sip on signature drinks from the bar. Any items unclaimed by 5 pm will be donated to Youth Home, Our House and/or Goodwill.

 

Saturday, February 5

What: Second Saturday Family Funday: Basket Weaving

Where: Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas (Pine Bluff)

When: 1 pm to 3 pm

Get the family out of the house and put them to good use by learning a new skill: basket weaving. Drop by the Arts & Science Center to learn how to weave a trinket basket to store your new goodies from the holidays. The event is free to the public thanks to the Pine Bluff Area Community Foundation.

 

Saturday, February 5

What: Barred Owl Release

Where: Botanical Garden of the Ozarks (Fayetteville)

When: 4 pm to 5 pm

Take to the sky – in spirit – at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks as Northsong Wild Bird Rehabilitation releases their rescued Barred Owl. This owl was presented to Northsong back in October with a broken leg and partially blind eyesight. The bird has since recovered fully and is ready to take flight. Be amazed as the owl takes to the open air and soars away. Northsong will also speak about their organization, take questions and let you learn more about all that they do. Reserve your spot here.

 

Saturday, February 5

What: The Heart & Hustle Formal: The Galentines Edition

Where: 7318 Windsong Dr, Maumelle

When: 7 pm

Recognizing prestigious women in business and the females out there paving the way, the Heart & Hustle Brand has designed a formal day of celebration. Grab your Galentines and celebrate the power of female. Find more information here.

 

Saturday, February 5 – Sunday, February 6

What: Designing Women Closing Weekend

Where: The Rep (Little Rock)

When: Schedule

For only two more days, the comedy Designing Women is performing at The Rep. Based on the smash-hit television series about Julia, Suzanne, Mary Jo and Carlene, the play sets the ladies up in 2020 at Sugarbaker’s design firm dealing with their usual antics, differences and the unprecedented world around them. Find your tickets here and sit back for the laughs.

 

Saturday, February 5

What: Reba McEntire

Where: Simmons Bank Arena (North Little Rock)

When: 8 pm

Here’s your one chance, Fancy, don’t let me down — clear your calendar Saturday night for none other than Reba McEntire. Find your tickets to see the fire-headed singer here.

 

Sunday, February 6

What: Mountain Music Fam Jam

Where: The Gravel Yard at Wanderoo Lodge (Eureka Springs)

When: 5 pm to 8 pm

Go tell it on the mountain, the Mountain Music Fam Jam is happening. All-mountain music-playing musicians of all skill levels are invited for an evening jam session at the Gravel Yard. Come out with your instrument, voice or just your ears and have a relaxing time on the heated and covered outdoor deck. There will be live music, drinks, delicious gourmet sandwiches and flatbread pizzas. Find more information here.

 

Sunday, February 6

What: Reflections of the Black Experience Art Exhibit Reception

Where: Into+View Art Gallery and Studios (Rogers)

When: 6 pm to 9 pm

Celebrate with Into+View with art, artists and a special wine tasting of Black-owned wineries. Want a sip of what’s in store? The exhibit will feature modern-day Black experience in music, theatre, historical figures and everyday life, African culture reflective in Black American life, portraiture of Black people and a mix of written word, 2D and 3D art. Find more information and tickets here.

 

Weekend Lineup at The Rev Room:

February 4:

  • The Miseducation of Rodney Block: A Tribute to Lauryn Hill, Bob Marley, Fela Kuti and The Fugees; doors open at 8 pm, show begins at 9 pm; tickets are $15 to $20.

 

Weekend Lineup at Stickyz Rock N’ Roll Chicken Shack:

February 4:

  • Dawson Hollow with Emily Fenton & her band and Richard Michael Hall; doors open at 7:30 pm, show begins at 8 pm; tickets are $10 to $60.

February 5:

  • deFrance & Vintage Pistol; doors open at 7:30 pm, show begins at 8:30 pm, tickets are $10.

 

Weekend Lineup at Four Quarter Bar:

February 3:

  • MARBIN; show begins at 9 pm; tickets are $12.

 

Weekend Lineup at White Water Tavern:

February 4:

  • Trey Johnson; show begins at 8 pm; tickets are $5.

February 5:

  • Big Silver; show begins at 9 pm; tickets are $7.

February 6:

  • Blues House Party with the White Water All-Stars; show begins at 4 pm; free admission.

 

Weekend Lineup at TC’s Midtown Grill:

February 4: 

  • The Karla Case Band; show begins at 9 pm.

February 5: 

  • Whiskey Business; show begins at 9 pm.

 

Weekend Lineup at George’s Majestic Lounge:

February 3:

  • Dawson Hollow; door open at 7 pm, show begins at 8 pm; tickets are $10.

February 4:

  • Happy Hour with Honeyjack; doors open at 5 pm, show begins at 6 pm; tickets are $8.
  • Jukeboxx; doors open at 8:30 pm, show begins at 9:15 pm; tickets are $10.

February 5:

  • 90 LB Wrench; doors open at 7 pm, show begins at 8:30 pm; tickets are $10.

February 6:

  • Chris Acker with Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster and Lost John; doors open at 7 pm, show begins at 8 pm; tickets are $12 to $15.

 

Weekend Lineup at JJ’s Live Fayetteville:

February 3: 

  • Wade Bowen & Stoney LaRue; doors open at 6 pm, show begins at 7:30 pm; tickets are $20 to $3,000.

 

Weekend Lineup at First Financial Music Hall:

February 4:

  • Newsboys: Stand Together Tour; doors open at 6 pm, show begins at 7 pm; tickets are $17.78 to $75.

 

Weekend Basketball Schedule:

Saturday, February 5:

Men’s Basketball: 

Where: First National Bank Arena (Jonesboro)

When: 4 pm

Where: Bud Walton Arena (Fayetteville)

When: 7:30 pm

Where: Tucker Coliseum (Russellville)

When: 3 pm

Where: K. L. Johnson Complex (Pine Bluff)

When: 5:30 pm

Where: Farris Center (Conway)

When: 3:15 pm

Where: Jack Stephens Center (Little Rock)

When: 3 pm

Women’s Basketball:

Where: Kirby Sports Center (Lafayette, LA)

When: 1 pm

Where: Farris Center (Conway)

When: 12 pm

Where: K.L. Johnson Complex (Pine Bluff)

When: 3 pm

Where: Fant-Ewing Coliseum (Monroe, LA)

When: 2 pm

 

Holidays:

February 3:

  • National Carrot Cake Day
  • National day the Music Died
  • National Missing Persons Day
  • National Women Physicians Day
  • Optimist Day

February 4:

  • National Create a Vacuum Day
  • National Hemp Day
  • National Homemade Soup Day
  • National Thank a Mail Carrier Day
  • National Wear Red Day
  • Bubble Gum Day

February 5:

  • National Weatherperson Day
  • World Nutella Day
  • Ice Cream for Breakfast Day
  • National Play Outside Day

February 6:

  • National Frozen Yogurt Day
  • National Lame Duck Day
  • National Chopsticks Day

 

 

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